Police appeal for information after two separate thefts of sheep near Honiton

Police investigating the theft of sheep in the Honiton area are urging the public to report anyone acting suspiciously where livestock are kept.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after a total of 66 sheep were stolen in two separate thefts from the East Devon area over the last three weeks.

Officers want to hear from anyone with information about the stolen animals.

A small flock of 10 sheep were stolen during one theft, and some 56 animals were also taken during another occasion, police said

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for information following theft of livestock in the Honiton area.

“Two thefts of sheep have been reported in the last three weeks – one theft of 10 sheep and another of 56 sheep.

“Police are asking members of the public to pay particular attention to locations where sheep are kept and report anything suspicious to the police and the farmer if known to them.”

If you have any information that could help police with their enquiries about the missing sheep, or any livestock theft, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/033035/22 and CR/033090/22.

Or information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or through the charity’s website, here.

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